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Sheriff: 8 people dead after Missouri tourist boat accident

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A tourist boat apparently capsized on a lake Thursday night in Missouri, leaving at least eight people dead and several others hospitalized, a sheriff said. The Springfield News-Leader reported that Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said a Ride the Ducks...

US, allies set to evacuate Syrian aid workers from southwest

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the United States is finalizing plans to evacuate several hundred Syrian civil defense workers and their families from southwest Syria as Russian-backed government forces close in on the area. Two officials familiar with the plans said...

Paramount fires its top television executive over comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paramount says it has fired the head of its television division for making unspecified comments that drew complaints from employees. Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos wrote in a memo Thursday that Amy Powell had been fired for making comments that...

N. Korea puts reunion of war separated families in doubt

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says an August reunion of Korean families separated by war may not happen if South Korea doesn’t immediately return some of its citizens who arrived in the South in recent years. The North’s state-run Uriminzokkiri website...

Cincinnati Postpones Order To Vacate Homeless Encampment

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati City Council has postponed an order to vacate a downtown homeless encampment. The extension allows about 40 people to stay in their makeshift homes of tents, furniture and blankets below a freeway overpass until next week. The Thursday council vote...

Woman temporarily becomes millionaire after account mix-up

BOSTON (AP) — For a few minutes, a Boston woman says she was a millionaire. Ellen Fleming says she received a voicemail from a TD Ameritrade financial consultant Wednesday afternoon that a deposit had been made into her account. The 26-year-old opened the company’s...

Panel Sidelines Kasich Order On Lake Erie Algae For Study

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A panel largely appointed by Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has delayed immediate action on his executive order intensifying Ohio’s efforts to fight toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie. The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission on...

Fifth Third To Sponsor Rahal For IndyCar Race At Mid-Ohio

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Fifth Third Bank will be the primary sponsor for Graham Rahal at the Honda Indy 200 later this month at Mid-Ohio. Rahal grew up in New Albany, Ohio, and the team has a race shop in nearby Hilliard, both about an hour’s drive from the track in...

The Latest: Family survives tornado in basement

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on severe weather and tornadoes in Iowa (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The tornado hit Marshalltown just as clothing shop owner Stephanie Moz, her husband and their 2-month-old baby were taking a late lunch break. She says the storm broke...

Big move for Big Bird: Sesame Street is entering classrooms

SEATTLE (AP) — Sesame Street is taking its beloved, critically acclaimed brand of educational television into the highly profitable world of classroom curriculum — a move that experts say could open the door for other companies to move into the sensitive learning...